FastCGI


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FastCGI

An extension to CGI from Open Market that improves performance by maintaining persistent connections. Regular CGI exits after each request is completed, but FastCGI keeps the connection open and waits for the next request. See CGI script.
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Serv FastCGI product from Fast Engines affords ZDNet are:
Serv, the FastCGI protocol is truly ready for prime time in e-commerce, electronic publishing, and other mission-critical web applications.
FastCGI: FastCGI is a new, open extension to CGI that provides high performance for Internet applications without the limitations of Web server APIs.
Serv Pro is an implementation of the FastCGI protocol originally developed by Open Market Inc.
In contrast, the FastCGI protocol maintains a persistent connection, which translates into significant performance gains.
Fast Engines was able to offer a proven, supported, FastCGI application," comments the Beeb's Martin Goodier.
Until now, in the absence of a commercially available FastCGI solution, several Web server vendors have addressed the performance issue by developing their own APIs.
0 offers developers a unique ability to merely "flip a switch" to have their application support Oracle's WRB-API, Netscape's NSAPI, Microsoft's ISAPI, CGI, or Open Market's FastCGI.
a leader in advanced application development, Wednesday announced support for the new FastCGI standard for web application development.
Furthermore, FastCGI avoids the overhead and complexity of proprietary API extensions to Web Servers.
During Beta testing, Bluestone found that FastCGI was of similar speed to API approaches from Netscape and Microsoft.
FastCGI provides the advantage of CGI's open, robust architecture while it eliminates the performance concerns that Netscape and Microsoft have been focusing on.